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Monday, May 11, 2009

5 US soldiers killed

Posted By on Mon, May 11, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Sad news comes today that 5 American troops were killed by a fellow American soldier at an American base in Baghdad.  Details are spotty at this moment, but a military spokesman says the shooter is in custody.  The attack took place at a clinic for soldiers suffering from "war stress." 

These guys are under an incredible amount of stress and it's starting to show.  The Army says 24 soldiers are believed to have committed suicide in January alone (that's six times the number from one year earlier).  The rate of suicides in the Army last year was 20.2 per 100,000.  The nation's suicide rate, in 2005, the most recent figure available, was 19.5 per 100,000. 

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